Associate Director RTYDS
Fixed term until August 2019
Salary: £18,000 pro-rata

In partnership with Northern Stage, RTYDS are piloting a new model for a part-time associate director programme. Aimed at a director with a strong professional track record, it will provide access to making work on the middle scale and to direct learning about the role of an artistic director. Simultaneously, the associate will be able to pursue elements of the portfolio career of the contemporary freelance director. The purposed of the programme is to enable a director to develop their craft as a theatre director, their understanding and experience of artistic leadership and to support the work of the artistic director.

Based at Northern Stage, for 18 months from May 2017, the Associate Director will direct a studio production and develop key skills in organisational management and operations, gaining insight and experience in theatre leadership. There is also a commitment to offer a main stage production in 2019.

A fee of £18,000 is offered for 30 weeks full time equivalent, flexible hours are by agreement. It is expected that the role will have periods of full time work, rehearsals, development periods etc. but also provide sufficient flexibility for freelance work.

The Job Description is attached below. To apply, please download and complete the RTYDS Associate Director Application Form and the RTYDS Monitoring Form for Equal Opportunity, and email to Sue Emmas at or, post to: RTYDS, c/o Michelle Hickman, Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, Manchester, M2 7DH. Please do not send applications to Northern Stage.

Applications must be submitted by noon on Monday 13 February 2017

RTYDS Associate Director Job Description

RTYDS Associate Director Application Form

RTYDS Monitoring Form for Equal Opportunity



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